Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

Education Legal Services

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, in New York’s sought-after Capital District, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for a unitary tenure-track full-time faculty position directing an Intimate Partner/ Domestic Violence Litigation clinic beginning in July 2023. We value diversity and seek applicants from backgrounds that add to a community that aims to foster respect and inclusion.

The position involves directing a Family Violence Litigation clinic through which second- and third-year law students learn about survivor-centered, trauma-informed lawyering, the dynamics of intimate partner violence, and the substantive law and procedure of Family Court. Students represent adults and children who have experienced intimate partner/domestic violence in related civil proceedings. This clinic is supported by our staff attorney program.

Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of 
academic excellence, substantial academic and practice experience, a passion for teaching in a law school clinical setting, service, and a record of, or potential for, accomplishment in scholarship. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State and have actually practiced at least two years out of the last ten in New York State (or successfully seek a waiver of this requirement). Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions
To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three references by visiting:

Questions should be addressed to Professor Jaya Connors at
Established in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State. Located in New York’s capital city, the law school offers an attractive and affordable live-work environment in between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, as well as the entire Hudson River Valley. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. Our students—23% of whom come from a diverse background—are among the best in the nation.

Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body, and community. We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, women, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other members of systemically marginalized groups.

Albany Law School is committed to the health and safety of our community.  As such, we require that our employees and students be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.
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